Badged ‘Great Southern’, this year all the Pinot was sourced from Mt Barker vineyards. Some of the parcels of fruit were from relatively young vines; they tend to have more delicate fruit characters, so they are particularly well suited to this lighter, more approachable style of wine. It’s then bottled early to maintain the vibrancy of fruit.
Light-medium depth of a scarlet red.
Lovely berry fruit aromas; eg raspberry and cherry fruit character with a hint of cloves. There is a slight dusty earthiness from a few months in oak which adds complexity.
This is an attractive, medium bodied Pinot with particularly good texture and mouth feel. It shows attractive fruit flavours of pomegranate, raspberry with a hint of smoky cherry. These vibrant fruit flavours are then elegantly balanced by the gently drying, slightly chewy tannins and with the light acidity. Give’s the wine its good palate length and nice dry finish.
A lighter style of Pinot Noir, this can be enjoyed now with an array of food, this wine will also handle an extra year or two in the bottle and develop further complexity and depth of flavour. Serve lightly chilled on a warm day.